What is Blepharoplasty?

Also known as eyelid surgery, or an eyelid lift, is a procedure designed to give the face a more youthful and alert appearance by taking away excess skin and fatty deposits from the eyelids. It can also help improve vision in patients who have difficulty seeing due to sagging eyelids (ptosis).

Eyelid surgery is typically done in conjunction with other cosmetic facial procedures, such as a brow lift, to ensure that the face has balance.

How Is Blepharoplasty Performed?

During the procedure, eyelid surgeon Dr. Barry S. Citron makes an incision in the upper eyelid crease in order to remove the excess skin. Depending on the patient’s situation, muscle and excess fat may be removed as well.

If puffy bags under the eyes need to be reduced, surgery for the lower eyelids may also be performed.

Recovery From Eyelid Surgery

Patients can expect swelling, discomfort and tightness around the eyes for a period of time following the procedure. Usually this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and an ointment provided to keep the area lubricated. Eye drops may also be necessary for a short time to keep the eyes from drying out.

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Interested in learning more about eyelid surgery? Give us a call at 973-243-2300 to schedule your eyelid lift consultation today! Our practice serves West Orange, Short Hills, New Jersey and surrounding areas.